Although there are hundreds of brands and flavors, it's actually hard to pick one that has the right balance of texture and flavor, that does not contain wheat and a lot of soy or peanut butter, and that has a low Glycemic Index.
I used to eat Luna Bars and Clif Energy Bars until I realized that my body could not tolerate the soy, the main source of protein in these bars.1 They would actually fuel my sugar cravings and hunger rather than quell them, and they would cause bloating and gas.
Eventually, I came across four brands that I like a lot. They are listed here in no particular order:
- Unibars, either Blueberry-Almond or Chocolate-Cherry2
- Garden of Life, FücoProtein, High Protein Thermogenic Bar, Chocolate with Macadamia Nuts3
- Designs For Health, Paleo Bars-DF, Chocolate/Almond, which you can buy online at Natural Nutritionals.
- Tanka Bars and Tanka Sticks4
1 Clif makes a line of soy-free Low Glycemic bars called Clif C. I haven't tried them yet, but they look promising, even though they're not high in protein. You can find out more here.
2 As an associate of North American Pharmacal, I receive a small cash award for each click-through-purchase of any NAP product.
3 I like to order the Garden of Life, FücoProtein bars online from iHerb. As I wrote before, first time customers can receive $5 off by using this coupon code at checkout time: DOJ209. If you do, I will receive a small cash award as a result of your purchase.
4 These Tanka products were added to the list on 2013-05-20.